True Blue: To Protect and Serve

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Macmillan, Apr 28, 2009 - Political Science - 304 pages
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Lieutenant Randy Sutton’s fascinating collection of stories and memories, solicited from law enforcement officers across the country, offers a broad and insightful look at the many facets of police life: courage, exhilaration, frustration, loss, and even humor—from the everyday to the career-defining moments on the job. Told by the cops who lived them, the stories in True Blue  show what it truly means to protect and serve.

“[Sutton] brings to vivid reality the real stories of cops whose guts and glory are seldom seen and rarely heard.”—John Langley, creator of COPS

Readers will come to recognize the faces behind the badge, as they witness officers charge into the unknown on The Beat, honor and mourn friends in The Fallen, hear the War Stories spread in police locker rooms and bars, discover the unbreakable line between civilian and cop in the Line of Duty, and feel the blood-boiling adrenaline during those life-altering moments when a cop must use Deadly Force.

“They all come right from the heart that beats beneath the badge.”—New York Daily News on True Blue (vol. I)

A portion of the royalties for this book will be donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

  

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An interesting little collection of personal stories by police officers. Some are more effective than others, but overall a good read, with even some humor thrown into the mix. Read full review

Contents

A Senseless Act by Randy Sutton
1
Nothing Is Ever Routine
9
Mr Martinezs Christmas by Michael Hahn
18
Pigeons and Monkeys and Snakes Oh
24
Little Johnny on the Front Porch
30
Just So You Know by Matt Walz
39
Just Another Car Stop by David R DeKay
49
The Men Who Never Leave Your Side
61
You Dont Understand Youre the Enemy
155
A Katrina Story by Stacey Pearson
162
Angel on the Table by Don Whitehead
169
Brown Eyes by J R Davis
178
Close Encounters of the Cop Kind
187
The Enemy Among Us by John Milotzky
196
Terry by Rich Forsey
214
Thank You for Protecting Me by Scott Walker
220

It Was Just Business by Philip V Bulone
67
Hear Ya Rick by Mike Momo Martinez
79
Heroes by Thomas E Schulte Jr
88
Almost There by Joseph Loughlin
96
The Ride of a Lifetime by Rick Jamison
104
The Sadness of It All by Brent Larson
117
Suicide by Cop by Robert Mladinich
125
Unwanted Male by Jeremy M Williams
132
Wayne by Kevin White
141
Whats in the Shop Above the Garage?
148
Friday the Thirteenth by John Wills
227
Cried by Stan Talton
233
Suicide by Ken Ramsey
245
The Longest Day by John Nordman
253
The Memorial by Charles R Martel
261
The Man in White by Dan Simon
268
Morale Booster by Charles R Martel
276
Believe by Randy Sutton
283
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About the author (2009)

Randy Sutton is a lieutenant in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada, and a thirty-two-year police veteran. Serving as a law enforcement commentator for Fox News, The Maury Povich Show, and other news broadcasts, he has also appeared in several television episodes of COPS, America's Most Wanted, and Las Vegas and in such films as Casino and Fools Rush In. Visit him on the Web at www.truebluestories.com and www.policingwithhonor.com.

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